5 Steps to Starting Your Own Peer Program!
Resources for Coordinators of Peer Support Programs
Based on input from community consultations, survey responses, and one-on-one conversations, we have developed a number of resources to meet the needs and interests of peer support program coordinators. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an studentlife [at] mcgill.ca (email)!
A comprehensive toolkit was created by Campus Life & Engagement in 2017 in collaboration with different stakeholders from the University. It was developed using a case study.
There are many experts in our community who can help you start peer programs. Be sure to connect with them to see how your programs can support each other and share resources!
There are many subject matter experts who can help you develop trainings for your mentors. We also have in-house trainings that we'd be willing to share with the McGill community.
Join our Community of Practice
The McGill Peer Support Community of Practice is a network of staff and students responsible for developing peer support programs at McGill University: programs in which students are in a role of ongoing and direct support to other students. Through the CoP, members benefit from tools and approaches to program coordination that have previously been created or optimized by others, as well as learning from the challenges others have faced. Through sharing resources and generating new ideas together, we strive to continuously improve our practices and equip the members of the CoP with relevant skills and knowledge, with the intention of optimizing the quality of support services provided to students.
The CoP is on hiatus for the time being, but please check back for future updates!
Every year around February, Campus Life & Engagement hosts an annual campaign to encourage students to give back to the community. We also help other peer programs recruit volunteers, promote your peer program and more. If you'd like to join our annual campaign, please studentlife [at] mcgill.ca (schedule) a quick chat with one of our CL&E staff.
Campus Life & Engagement has compiled many resources from different associations, post-secondary institutions and more!
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